Administrative Assistant

Date Posted: May 16, 2018
Application Deadline: May 30, 2018

Salary: $36,606
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Writers Guild of Canada

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) – is the national association representing more than 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters who create the entertainment we enjoy on our televisions, movie screens, radios and in digital production.

Job Description

The Writers Guild of Canada, the national association representing more than 2,200 professional screenwriters working in English-language film, television, radio and new media, is looking for an experienced permanent full-time administrative assistant at our Adelaide and Spadina office in downtown Toronto.

  • Act as administrative support to the Executive Director, and the Executive Assistant as required
  • Act as Council and Delegate liaison for all meeting requirements and travel plans
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate related logistics such as room bookings, refreshments, and preparation of documents and pertinent information for Executive staff, Council and Delegates
  • Make travel arrangements for Council, Delegates and staff as required
  • Perform administrative duties for the WGC Screenwriting Awards and other functions as required
  • Update website as required
  • Maintain an accurate paper and electronic filing system
  • Assist with major electronic and paper mailings
  • Provide personal assistance to Council as required
  • Order office supplies and refreshments for meetings
  • Act as back-up to the Executive Assistant
  • Track and conduct follow up on issues as appropriate
  • Drafting, editing and proof-reading correspondence, presentations and reports as required
  • Answering telephone inquiries
  • Reception relief
  • Other duties as required


  • A minimum of three years administrative assistant experience
  • College or university education
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are essential
  • Travel and meeting/event planning experience required
  • Ability to set and meet tight deadlines in an environment of rapidly changing   priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including time management, and demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy, judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters
  • Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge of MS Word, strong working knowledge of Excel and Power Point, and thorough familiarity with Outlook
  • Bilingualism is a definite asset. 

Additional Info:

The administrative assistant position is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week. An excellent benefits package is provided.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter along with their resume to before May 30, 2018. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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